I was recently asked to offer some thoughts on tarot Trump XV, traditionally called the Devil, but also known in some modern decks as Bindweed, Trickster, Error, Illusion, etc.
Some of my favourite key words for the Devil card are structure, limits, and boundaries. I believe that every card, even a “scary” one like the Devil, is neutral; it’s up to us how we live any card’s concepts. Does structure feel like a prison sentence or is it more like enjoying time in a sandbox? Is a limit something you require to get things done or is it an enforced shut-down? When is a boundary a border that contributes to segregation and when is it a necessary guideline for respectful interaction? Does reining you in stifle your creativity or does it prevent you from making a huge social gaff?
The Devil card asks each of us, “What in your life feels like a flaw or saboteur, and what container will safely hold you as you commit to the process of remembering what is divine about it?”